Couchsurfing (CS 1/2)

Have you ever heard of couchsurfing ? Really ? Well couchsurfing is something you should know about if you happen to be on my blog. It’s this little amazing thing that let’s you meet people from all walks of life, all around the world in a generosity based community. The idea is to share. Share…

The Austrian Slopes (Alps 2/2)

Part 1 The closer we were approaching the mountains the sharper the air got. We finally arrived at the Glacier. The Pitzaler. It took quite long as we left from Obersdorf in Germany and the 3 kilometers high glacier was further away in Austria. We had a change of plans twice due to the lack…

Die Klausentreiben Nacht (Alps 1/2)

It’s Friday early morning. The smokey windows of my room indicate me that it’s cold outside. Even by my standards. Perfect for a trip to the alps. Good, one was planned for the past month and a half. Crawl out of bed, pack my bag and on my way I was to meet friends from…

Tollwood Winterfestival, Germany

It is indeed a small world. Sometimes its tininess can really surprise us, sometimes it’s just like fate has a mysterious way of working things out. I was traveling across Canada in a minivan for a little short than a week. With me, our driver Markus. A German expat currently exploring the world and making…

Tequila laundry

Most of my blog updates are impersonal and only bring up where or what I actually did in terms of landmarks etc. We are far away from what I started as short weird stories that happened to me in Montreal. Far from the short snippets I would post on the road across Canada, bumming on…

Deutsches Museum, Germany

We met early morning (who am I kidding !?, it was a 11 !, I’m just so lazy); Another day out with the I-Club. International students and Bavarian students organizing activities for auslanders. Just approaching the structure, crossing the street/bridge following the indications to the museum I could not really comprehend that this whole Island…

Bayerish Halloween

Halloween in Bavaria. Pretty much like regular Halloween, with fewer people participating and bigger parties it seems. Many just don’t make plans and go with the flow. I was invited to 3 parties. A student one home, in Studentenstadt, one in another student housing spot in Olympiazentrum and one in a big big big (did…

Lake Alpsee, Germany

Walking in the prismatic amazement that is the woods and mountains in fall. Feeling the chilly wind on your cheeks while the sun is still warm. The sound of leaves crackling under your soles. Fall is a great moment of the year to visit some places that are too crowded during the summer and to…

Regensburg, Germany

The first official week of class in a foreign country, as an international student living in student housing is always the first week where you really experience the rule “Obligations, Social life, Sleep: pick two”. A whole week of basically going out every other day. Friends here, bar there, international meet-and-greet there, etc. I set…

Bavarian September ends

Greenday’s “Wake me up when September ends” suddenly makes a lot of sense. With October already well on it’s way, it marks the end of the biggest folk fair in the world. Oktoberfest is over. It is year after year held in Münich, Bavaria, Germany. An international fatherland symbol. Held every year in the Theresienwiese,…

Journey to München (2/2)

Setting up a new life A long bus ride later, I find myself looking through the big tinted windows to a gorgeously old German city. Thinking about the fact that I will be here for some time, a good year or a bad year. I had to make the most out of it I told…

Journey to München (1/2)

The road to Munich. It all started in Montréal, Québec, Canada. In a small neighborhood called Verdun. Just between Wellington Street and Lasalle Boulevard. A small apartment on the second floor. A young man decided to change a few things about his life. He had this realization after understanding he still was not so sure…